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California Wildfire One Of The Worst in State’s History

Monday, December 11th, 2017 3:29am MST

Fire officials in the western U.S. state of California are focusing efforts on battling a wildfire northwest of Los Angeles that is already one of the largest and most destructive in the state’s history.

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Ventura County wildfire destroys more homes, reaches Pacific Ocean

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 10:09am MST

VENTURA, Calif. — The fire that has ravaged Ventura County continued to burn out of control Wednesday, reaching the Pacific Ocean unchecked as officials warned many more homes have been lost. The fast-moving, wind-driven wildfire continued to rage through the city of Ventura on Tuesday evening, jumping Highway 33 and burning through oil fields before […]

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Fast-moving wildfire closes 405 Freeway, triggers evacuations in Bel-Air

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 10:01am MST

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters early Wednesday were battling a 50-acre wildfire near the 405 Freeway in Bel-Air, prompting freeway closures and mandatory evacuations, authorities said. The Los Angeles Police Department has ordered the evacuation of homes along Casiano Road, Moraga Drive and Linda Flora Drive.

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Dog Hailed as Hero After Refusing to Leave Goats Alone in Wildfires

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 12:43pm MST

As Robert Handel and his family drove away from their burning neighborhood, they were certain that their beloved dog Odin and their 8 goats would also fall prey to the wildfires. So imagine their surprise – and relief – when they returned the next day to find Odin and the goats were safe and sound.

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Watch: Drone Footage Shows California Fire Devastation Aftermath

Friday, October 13th, 2017 8:57am MST

Wildfires in Northern California have caused massive devastation, killing at least 26 and destroying people’s homes and businesses. There were still 22 wildfires fires blazing Thursday morning. The fires have burned over 190,000 acres of land and 3,500 structures.

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Fear, Frustration for Those Near California Fire Evacuation Zone

Friday, October 13th, 2017 4:50am MST

As the sun rose on another day of battling wildfires in Northern California, smoke and haze filled the skies. People are on the move in cars stuffed with belongings. They are either fleeing from a newly announced evacuation zone or returning to a neighborhood that may have been spared, trying to get back to their […]

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Tense battles across Northern California as firestorm grows; 23 dead, hundreds missing

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 4:20am MST

Thousands of firefighters battled through another tense night on the fire lines across Northern California, officials said early Thursday, and increasing winds prompted authorities to evacuate entire towns as flames descended. The massive Atlas Peak fire in Napa and Solano counties grew to 43,000 acres, burning the eastern hills surrounding Napa, Napa County spokeswoman Nikki […]

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More than 5,000 homes evacuated as Orange County fire grows to 6,000 acres

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 3:03am MST

LOS ANGELES — A wind-fed wildfire surged over the Anaheim Hills on Monday, burning several homes and forcing thousands to evacuate as fire crews struggled to battle the rapidly growing blaze. The fire broke out around 9:20 a.m. near the 91 Freeway and Gypsum Canyon Road, and quickly leaped the California 241 toll road. It […]

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‘An insane amount of heat’ as fire near Yosemite National Park moves with frightening speed

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 6:09am MST

MARIPOSA, Calif. — It has destroyed 29 structures, temporarily cut off power to Yosemite National Park and threatened the historic gold-mining town of Mariposa, sending its residents fleeing. It’s sent its smoke as far away as Idaho, and it burned so hot that it created its own weather system. If the Detwiler fire, which has […]

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A race against Mother Nature as officials send water cascading out of California’s Lake Oroville

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 3:08am MST

OROVILLE, Calif. — With more storms expected to slam Northern California later this week, officials worked frantically Monday to drain water from brimming Lake Oroville in hopes of heading off a potentially catastrophic flood. The operators at America’s tallest dam found themselves in a precarious position Monday, with both of the spillways used to release […]

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